THE ADVENTURE: Some of White Mountain National Forest’s 1,200 miles of trails offer easy access, others have great views. For both, head to Easton and try the 4.6-mile hike to Bald Peak, where you can see to Vermont.
THE MEAL: Polly’s Pancake Parlor has been topping perfectly crisp pancakes and waffles with local bacon and maple syrup since 1938. Hikers have been stopping to carbo-load for just as long. Recommended: the $23 all-you-can-eat option.